Poole Boat Show 2020 - Open to the public alongside Poole Quay

Following on from the success of the first five years, the sixth Poole Harbour Boat Show will be taking place from its award-winning home, Poole Quay Boat Haven, from Friday 12th - Sunday 14th June 2020.

With over 30,000 visitors at each of the last three shows, the show has gone from strength to strength and has built a strong following with many exhibitors having renewed each year since the first show in 2015. The show continues to be the biggest-ever free boat show on the South Coast, providing an opportunity for those who may not have been on the water before to get a feel of what’s on offer.

Event organisers Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) will welcome over 200 exhibitors across the quayside and marina; a showcase of yachts and motorboats of all sizes, RIBs, marine equipment and engines, clothing and water sports gear and activities.

For 2020 we are delighted to be welcoming the Shieldhall to the show for the first time! She will sail to Poole Quay from Southampton on Thursday 11th June and will remain alongside for the duration of the show. The Shieldhall will be open to the public from Friday 12th   - Sunday 14th completely free of charge, so come on down over the weekend and check out Britain’s largest steam ship.

The three day extravaganza will also feature taster sessions, live music and fireworks to keep the whole family entertained! The ever-popular waterborne demos will be back for 2020 with the RNLI, Border Force and Poole Harbour Commissioners putting on fascinating displays to show what their work involves on a day-to-day basis.

Jim Stewart, Chief Executive of PHC, commented: “PHC has a commitment to the local and marine communities to generate positive activity in and around the harbour. The Commissioners and management team are proud to organise this event for Poole, to support the town’s bustling Quay and its businesses, and to encourage entry level and boating enthusiasts to visit.”

“I’d also like to thank all the sponsors who supported us in 2019. Without their generous support we couldn’t run the show and we are extremely grateful for their support which made last year’s show such a success”. Further details will be confirmed nearer the time so keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more information!